A Woodstock man was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl under the age of 13 who is a relative of his, police and court records said.
Homero Alcaraz-Bello, 50, of the 1700 block of Yasgur Drive in Woodstock, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The Woodstock Police Department’s Investigations Division opened an investigation on June 17 into a report of a sexual assault, Police Chief John Lieb said in a statement.
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) notified police after receiving a report of multiple incidents that took place five years ago in Woodstock.
Lieb said that the incidents involved a minor child being sexually assaulted.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges that Alcaraz-Bello penetrated the girl with his tongue and rubbed her genitalia.
Court records show that Alcaraz-Bello is a relative of the victim but police said he has never lived with the girl.
The girl was younger than 13 years old at the time of the allegations and she recently underwent a forensic interview at the McHenry County Child Advocacy Center.
“When children are victims of violent crimes, Woodstock Police Department personnel work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team consisting of members from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Department of Children and Family Services and the McHenry County Child Advocacy Center,” Lieb said.
Woodstock police detectives interviewed Alcaraz-Bello on Thursday and he was taken into custody after the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges against him.
He remains held in the McHenry County jail on a $500,000 bond. Alcaraz-Bello is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.